Saturday, March 24, 2012

Cinnamon Knots

I was tired of the same old cinnamon roll and wanted to make something a little different. This recipe was perfect and was quick to make also. Give these a try when you are wanting to bake someting homemade for your family. This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek.


2 T yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup warm milk
1/2 cup butter-melted and cooled
1 cup sugar
2 eggs-beaten
1 t salt
5 cups flour

Cinnamon Sugar Mixture
2 cups sugar
4 T cinnamon
Mix sugar and cinnamon together for later
3/4 cup butter-melted

In your Kitchen Aid Mixer bowl, add yeast to the warm water. Let stand for 5 minutes now add warm milk, butter, sugar, eggs and salt. Beat until smooth. Mix in enough flour to form a soft dough. Keep kneading in the bowl for 8 minutes. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 2 hours. Should double in size. Now punch dough down and divide into 20 balls. Roll each of the balls into a rope and then dip into melted butter and then tie into a knot. Now place on a parchment lined baking sheet and sprinkle liberally with cinnamon sugar mixture. Continue this with each ball of dough. Once you are done, cover and let rise for 45 minutes. Now bake in a pre-heated 325' oven and bake for 15 minutes. Eat hot from the oven.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Strawberry Pie

In honor of Pi Day!! Natalie Mikles from the Tulsa World ran this recipe and I could not wait to make it. It is so good that I will be making it a lot!! Thanks Natalie. ;) You must try this recipe while strawberries are at their peak. I made fresh whip cream to go on top. This is "What's Cookin" on Beaty's Creek today.


2 cups water
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup sugar
1 (3-ounce) box strawberry Jell-O
1 quart strawberries, sliced
1 (9-inch) baked pie crust
Whipping cream
1. In a saucepan, bring water, cornstarch and sugar to a boil. Boil until thick and clear.
2. While hot, add Jell-O. Mix. Set aside.
3. Once slightly cooled, mix in the strawberries. Pour into a baked pie crust. Keep in refrigerator until cool. Serve with whipping cream and whole strawberries.

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Crack Potatoes

I read recipe after recipe for these potatoes on Pinterest but all of them called for frozen potatoes. So I decided to health it up a little, not by much but a little in my mind. I made these along side my BBQ meatballs and all loved them. This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek this garden making morning!


3 cups sour cream
2 cups cheddar cheese-shredded finely
1 pound bacon-cooked crsip and crumbled
1 package Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix
1 Bottle Ken's Ranch Salad Dressing
4 pounds potatoes-washed and shredded *read note below

*Important note about your potatoes. Shred them into a big bowl of cool water and let them sit in the water for at least one hour. After 1 hour, pour water off and rinse shredded potatoes very well. This will remove the starch that makes potatoes mushy and not tasty when fried.

Combine first 5 ingredients, and now mix in shredded potatoes. Spread into a 9x13 pan. Bake at 400' for 45-60 minutes. Serve hot!